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First Look: Inside the Westlight Condos in DC’s West End

First Look: Inside the Westlight Condos in DC’s West End
The Westlight, viewed from the corner of 23rd and L Streets, NW. Rendering courtesy of EastBanc.

Developer EastBanc released new renderings today of its luxury condo project, Westlight, going up between 23rd and 24th Streets, NW in DC’s West End. The 71 modern condos are part of a ten-story building that will also include a 21,000-square-foot library, 7,300-square-feet of upscale retail space, and an adjoining tower of 93 rental apartments with its own lobby and entrance.

EastBanc projects the condos will be done by spring of 2017. The developer announced pricing today, too: the units range from 600- to 3,000-square-feet, and are listed from $625,000 to $4.5 million.

The Westlight condos are just one piece of a broader redevelopment of the West End currently underway. The project includes a second building at 23rd and M Streets, NW, which will house a new fire station, 55 affordable housing units, and Squash on Fire—a nearly 20,000-square-foot squash facility with eight courts. Both complexes are being constructed as a public-private partnership between the city of DC and a host of private companies including EastBanc, JBG Cos., and Clark Enterprises. The buildings were designed by architect Enrique Norton of Mexico City firm TEN Arquitectos.

Now, here’s your exclusive first look inside the Westlight.

The building, viewed from the corner of 24th and L Streets, NW.
A view of the building’s courtyard.
The shared rooftop areas include ample green space and a heated pool.
The building’s lobby.
A view of the 50-foot-high living plant wall in the lobby.
The lobby will feature a sculpture by Ingo Maurer, whose work is on exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The swimming pool stretches 25 meters.
Shared grilling and outdoor lounge areas.
A community clubroom with a kitchen and movie lounge.
The living and dining space inside a unit.
Kitchens will feature high-gloss Italian cabinetry and quartzite countertops.
Hunter Douglas custom louvered shades will cover the units’ floor-to-ceiling windows.
Bathrooms include fixtures by Waterworks and Italian cabinetry.
The living room in another of the condo layouts.
A master suite.
A spacious living and dining area.
A view into the kitchen in the same layout.
The condos will all have natural oak, wide plank hardwood floors.
Shower floors will be teak.
The building’s fitness center.
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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.